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Thinking of traveling across the world? Need some travel insight? Benefit from the advice and real world experience from the books below. Also check out our full list of Travel Guides and Books.

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Holt Paperbacks

Smile When You're Lying

Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer

From Bangkok to Bogotá, a hilarious behind-the-brochures tour of picture-perfect locales, dangerous destinations, and overrated hellholes from a guy who knows...

"...those other adjectives travel writers use to describe spa vacations where the main attraction..."

Chuck Thompson Chuck Thompson

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The Ridiculous Race

The most absurd, hilarious, and ridiculous travelogue ever told, by two hit-TV comedy writers who raced each other around the world—for bragging rights and a...

"...to the steppes of Mongolia, traveling by ocean freighter and the Trans-Siberian Railway (pranking each other..."

By Steve Hely and Vali Chandrasekaran

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Sport and a Pastime

A Novel

“As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know,” is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both...

"...“As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know,” is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both.... “As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know,” is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, it is the intensely carnal story—part shocking reality, part feverish dream —o..."

By James Salter and Reynolds Price

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Picador

Blue Latitudes

Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across...

".... . . an elegant running account of Cook's exploits." --The New York Times Book Review (cover review..."

Tony Horwitz Tony Horwitz

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Henry Holt and Co.

Going Dutch in Beijing

How to Behave Properly When Far Away from Home

What to do and what not to do when traveling almost anywhere—an entertainment for the armchair or the intrepid traveler Why shouldn’t you offer to pay for...

"...What to do and what not to do when traveling almost anywhere—an entertainment for the armchair or the intrepid traveler Why shouldn’t you offer to pay for.... What to do and what not to do when traveling almost anywhere—an entertainment for the armchair or the intrepid traveler   Why shouldn’t you offer to pay for your share of the meal in China? Or use the thumbs-up sign to mean “that’s..."

Mark McCrum

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fieldwork

A Novel

A daring, spellbinding tale of anthropologists, missionaries, demon possession, sexual taboos, murder, and an obsessed young reporter named Mischa...

"...beach vacation in a lottery in a bar. He spent two weeks on Ko Samui, decided that Thailand was home..."

Mischa Berlinski Mischa Berlinski

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